Friday, January 18, 2013

Schneerson Library update

$50,000 PER DAY:
U.S. Jewish community taking Russia to court over ancient texts

Tags: Society, Opinion & Analysis, World, Schneerson collection, historic documents
Rebecca Burns

Jan 18, 2013 12:57 Moscow Time (Voice of Russia)

The Russian Foreign Ministry has angrily dismissed a decision by a Washington court to issue what's may be the biggest library fine ever. It's fifty thousand dollars for every day Russia refuses to return a set of religious texts to an orthodox Jewish community in the United States. But Russia is refusing to pay up and even America’s Department of Justice is reportedly unhappy with the ruling. Borukh Gorin, Head of PR at the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, says he understands the American Chabad-Lubavitch community’s feelings but that they don't understand the Russian perspective.
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